|The Amalfi Coast|
|hand marbled paper journals|
Finally arrived in Sorrento for the last 5 days of our trip and found we had been upgraded to a suite with a beautiful view of the Sorrento landscape and the Bay of Naples.
|View from our patio|
|Mount Vesuvius from our patio|
Sorrento is really a lovely place. Strolling, eating, shopping and relaxing is truly what it's about here. There were some unique types of craftsmanship too. Inlaid wood music boxes and every imaginable table top filled with exquisite designs. I spotted a display of porcelain known as campodimonte that is something I remember from my childhood.
It is served in small glasses and is perfect for taking life slow and sweetly in this dreamy yellow place. Lots of sunny spots to sit and dream and smile. No rush at all in this time zone!
|Theodoro and my painting!|
He may have rolled his eyes but I could tell he liked it too and in we went. The shop owner "Theodoro" was very easy to get to know and we found that he and my husband shared the same birthday. I saw this as a perfect reason to purchase the painting! A little back story for why I loved her, I have a house full of paintings of women. Some other themes such as hands and landscapes and fruit for sure but the dominant theme is women. So there she was the old lady smiling and she was wearing sparkly earrings. Must Have. So the deal was made and Theodoro wrapped her in brown paper and she flew home with us. She was painted by Vincenzo Petrocelli a native of Naples and she now resides on our mantle and smiles at us each day as a reminder of Sorrento.
We had an amazing Italian vacation. I feel so lucky to have shared it with my sweet husband of 25 years.
|Gelato and heart shaped cookies on the last evening! Ah!!|